Who are you? (Falcon #4 Comic Review)

Falcon #4

 

Written By: Rodney Barnes

Art By: Joshua Cassara

Coloured By: Rachelle Rosenburg

Lettered By: VC’s Joe Caramagna

Cover Art: Jay Anacleto & Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Some of us go through our entire lives trying to discover who we really are. Right now, if Sam Wilson can’t figure it out, he’s going to meet his end sooner than expected. Let’s dig into Falcon #4 and see what happens.

 

The Breakdown:

We last left our heroes as Falcon, Patriot, and Doctor Voodoo attempted to take down Black Heart, son of Mephisto, as he was the source of the turmoil in Chicago. As they engaged him however, Black Heart ripped Sam’s soul from his body and sent him spiralling into hell.

Now, we find Rayshaun, the new Patriot since Secret Empire, trying to figure out what he should do with his partner and mentor indisposed. Deciding he needs to continue the mission, Patriot calls for the aid of Joaquin the Falcon, Sam’s last protege when he was Captain America, and begins an attempt to retake Chi-Town. Cut to the darkest reaches of hell where Sam has come across none other than Matt Hawk, The Two Gun Kid. An old western hero that has found himself in the underworld after his death due to all the villains he killed. Hawk guides Sam to his destination. The throne of Mephisto…Marvel devil if you didn’t know. Here Sam must face his darkest fears and come out victorious. Otherwise, he will never leave. Regardless of the help from Doctor Voodoo and Daimon Hellstrom. Read the book to find out what happens!

 

Opinions and Such:

This is an amazing issue. The challenges Sam has to overcome are powerful and thought provoking. The struggle Rayshaun goes through trying to figure out if he can be a hero at all really shows what a young person would go through trying to be a hero in today’s age. It’s not a walk in the park and then cut to the credits of the TV show. This is the real deal. Falcon and Patriot went from gang violence to demons in seconds, and now we find out if their partnership is strong enough to defeat their enemy.

The art continues to impress. Cassara’s style fits this book so well we can only pray he stays on past this ark because next he gets to draw vampires! Can’t wait to see what happens there. The cover of this issue deserves special mention because it is gorgeous. To be honest every cover of Falcon thus far has been artistically pleasing. The almost Alex Ross quality in it makes you want to read it and yes the drastic change in art style inside might turn you off, Cassara’s artwork is definitely worth the read because of how well it complements the narrative.

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James Portis

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Founder of Shoot The Breeze Comics. Co-Host of the comic book news podcast Panel To Panel. Long time comic book, video game, and anime nerd.
Summary
Falcon #4 is certainly worth the read. It amazingly tells this first arc well and doesn't beat you over the head with the “Hey I used to be Captain America” plotline. It actually uses it as a thing that could cause the death of Sam if he doesn't get past it. Combine that with the battle of worthiness both he and Rayshaun go through AND amazing artwork, this series is still worthy of being in your pull list. If you haven't read the first 3 issues, definitely check them out and be sure to check out this one as well as Falcon #5 coming soon!
Good
  • Great Continuation
  • Two Gun Kid?!?
  • Continually Great Art
9
Amazing
Story - 9
Art - 9
Cover Art - 9
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Founder of Shoot The Breeze Comics. Co-Host of the comic book news podcast Panel To Panel. Long time comic book, video game, and anime nerd.

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